Dental Tourism

why mexico is best for dental tourism

A good percentage of U.S citizens visit Mexico to seek good dental care at low rates, every month for Dental Tourism. A reason behind this being U.S a costly place for dental care with a majority of people in the country not having a dental insurance and other being low price of dental care in the Mexico. Not just Americans, Canadians also fly to Mexico to seek Dental Tourism.

Today I’m gonna tell you why you should visit Mexico for dental tourism and how Mexican dental care proves to be the best for dental tourism.

If you’ve never been to Mexico, I am going to give you a good reason to visit Mexico.

But wait, we need to talk!

This article is for those people who really want to get the best dental care at the lower prices. If you’ve got a lot of money and can get it done in your country, you’re free to not fly.

What Is Dental Tourism?

What is dental Tourism

Dental tourism is a subset of the sector know as medical tourism. It is basically for those seeking a dental care from outside their own country’s healthcare system. As the world is becoming more and more interdependent, sharing of knowledge, culture and healthcare facilities is at its peak.

This is enabling developing countries to provide better healthcare facilities at the cheaper rates as compared to developed countries.

Dental tourism is growing at a higher rate and is bringing a boom in the tourism sector in the developing countries as the choices of dental tourists are usually driven by cost consideration.

Mexican Dental Vacation

mexico dental vacation

Mexico is known for its vibrant culture and cuisine. Sandy beaches, Chichen Itza or just spending a day exploring the nature’s wonders like Pancate Peaks and Sea Of Cortez is all you need to unwind from your hectic life.

But many of you may not know that Mexico is one of the best places for dental care. It gives a good reason for people of the United States and Canada to plan a vacation in Mexico.

Why is answered right here:

Low cost of dentist procedures- Cost of dental implants in Mexico is about 60-70 of its cost in the United States. Other dental procedures are also significantly low-priced. The fact that most of the U.S citizens don’t have dental insurance being it high-priced has resulted in the surge of American dental tourists in Mexico.

Dental care facilities- Most of the dental clinics in Mexico use state of the art technology and follow OSHA regulation for hygiene standards. Many dentists in Mexico are trained in US, UK and are highly experienced in dentistry. Mexico Dental Association, the professional dental body of the country, is a regular member of the World Dental Federation, ensuring there is a standard system of quality control and assessment. Thus you need not worry about the quality of dental work as it matches the US standards.

Propinquity– Mexico being very near to US and Canada, it automatically becomes the first choice for dental tourists. Even the air costs don’t put a dent in their pockets. Even the total cost of dental care plus traveling is less than that of a cost of dental care in U.S.

A wide range of dental care- Because of the fact that most of the dentist has studied dentistry in U.S, the standard, and range of dental care is by U.S standards. Highly skilled dentists and technology pro tools result in a wide range of dental care. These include everything from veneers, orthodontic treatment, dental implants, dental crowns & caps, dental bridges, dentures, full mouth restoration and much more.

Popular dental procedures in Mexico;

  • All on Four Fixed Dental Implants
  • All on Eight Fixed Dental Implants
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Crowns & Caps
  • Dental Fillings
  • Dental Implants
  • Same Day Dental Implants
  • Mini Dental Implants
  • Bone Grafts for Dental Implants
  • Dentures
  • Lumineer Porcelain Veneer Procedure
  • Porcelain Veneer Procedure
  • Root Canals
  • Teeth Whitening

Dentistry In Mexico

Dentistry in Mexico

Dental hospitals in Mexico use latest dental technology follow OSHA hygiene regulations and most of the hospitals have international accreditations like JCI etc.

Hospitals have taken initiatives to hire staff fluent communicating in English to boost up dental tourism in the country Dental work in Mexico costs around 70% of the total cost in America.

Mexico shares its border with the US and most of the dental clinics are located near top tourist destinations like Cancun, Tijuana and Los Cabos etc. This gives medical tourist to get low-cost dental work, enjoy a vacation and still end up saving money.

Some of the best dental tourist destinations in Mexico

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Los Algodones–  Algodones dentists treat thousands of patients from US and Canada every month. It is considered as the dental tourism capital of the world. There are more than 900 dentists situated just a few small blocks, a stone’s throw away from the US-Mexico border.

Algodones popularity is partly because of its location. It is Mexico’s northernmost town and it just 7 miles always from Yuma. Some dentists also provide free pickups from the border. People can easily park their vehicles on the either side.

It is important to note that the best dentists do not hire commission agents. You will find many commission agents coming to you at the border to pick you up for free but you don’t want to entertain them.

The range of treatments available in Algodones covers the whole range from general to specialist dentistry. From something as simple as a filling to complex procedures involving different specialists, like full mouth rehabilitation, you will find orthodontists, endodontists, periodontists and oral surgeons in the town.

High-end technology equipped clinics are the specialty in Algodones. Most of these clinics use CAD/CAM to produce crowns and veneers for you in a day.  3D CT scanning, panoramic x-rays, and other modern diagnostic equipment ensures dentists provide the most accurate diagnoses so your treatment can be administered with pinpoint precision.

Los-Algodones is a safe, renowned, affordable and convenient location for dental tourists and certainly worth considering as a good-quality dental care.

Yuma AZ– If you’re thinking of getting best and cheap dental care, Yuma is the right place for you. Dentists in Yuma, AZ offer excellent dental care at very low prices. It has been recognized as the safest tourist destination by the U.S government.

It is, located just 7 miles away from the U.S-Mexican border, making it a great hubspot for dental tourism.

Yuma sand dunes provide a wide array of activities, including hiking, biking, camping, birding, and water sports. Downtown Yuma is the home to various activities and hosts a number of restaurants, cinema, art gallery, theater, gyms, antique stores and hosts block parties and street fairs on particular weekends.

Just down the street from the downtown area is the Old Yuma Territorial Prison and museum, which is a favorite amongst tourists. Organized day trips to the Coachella Valley are popular among our patients who are eager to escape the winter of their hometowns. Los Algodones also celebrates frequent fiestas throughout the year, especially during the Christmas season.

Nuevo Progreso-  Hernandez Dental Clinic is located in Nuevo Progreso, Mexico. With over 20 years of experience, they offer the best dental care in town.


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Dr. Xavier Aguirre who also has pretty good reviews is a good reliable dentist in Nuevo Progreso for cosmetic dentistry, Implants, bridges, and crowns. Dr. Xavier Aguirre professional, fast, inexpensive, and from Texas.

Dr. Xavier Aguirre

I have also heard very good things about a Dr. Ismael Perez L. DDS Dental surgeon (an oral maxillofacial dentist). His partner is a regular dentist. They can do all aspects of dental care.

Dr. Ismael Perez L. DDS


Clinica Dental Tijuana
Hospital Star Medic

Unident Dental Clinic – Unident dental clinic in Mexico is very popular among dental tourist visiting Mexico for dental treatment along with tourism. 50% of the patients are from US and Canada. Dental clinic in Puerto Vallarta, a popular beach city Mexico. The staff of the clinic is highly experienced and expert in various dental works.

The Unident clinic uses digital X-Rays and metal free dental treatments with the use of high-quality medical equipment authorized and recommended by American Dental Association.

Dental procedures available at Unident Clinic;

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dentures
  • Root Canals
  • Dental Implants
  • Oral Surgery
  • Braces
  • Gum Disease
  • Dental Restorations

Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry – Leading dental tourism destination located in the heart of Cancun city. It is sought by patients who cannot afford costly dental procedures n their home country. It is at the nice location, so people are visiting Cancun cosmetic dentistry combining their dental trip with a nice holiday.

You’ll find best dental implants, bridges, crowns, and veneers in Cancun, Mexico. Dental implants are used to replace lost teeth with artificial ones. Dental implants are placed in the jaw bone of the patient permanently to provide a strong and long lasting replacement for the lost tooth.Dental implants are the most effective method of replacing lost teeth.

Dental procedures available here;

  • Dental Implants
  • Crowns & Bridges
  • Veneers
  • Resin Fillings
  • Root Canal, Onlays, Extractions
  • Laser Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth Jewellery
  • Flap Operation
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Dentures
  • Sinus Lifting
  • Dentistry

Clinica Dental Tijuana – Largest dental clinic in Mexico. This clinic is in dental service since 1974. It is most of the most popular dental tourism destinations in the Mexico. Clinica Dental Tijuana was the first one in Mexico to be certified by the Quality Assurance consultants in the United States and exclusively contracted by ten HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) Prepaid Dental Programs.

It is also considered as the largest dental clinic in Mexico and is spread across 3000 sq ft. The clinic is equipped with modern dental pieces of equipment and strictly follows OSHA hygiene regulations.

Dental procedures available here;

  • Complete Dental Service
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Digital Radiography
  • Porcelain Dental Crown And Bridge
  • Porcelain Veneer And Crown
  • Dentist Rehabilitation
  • Dental Implants
  • Laminate Veneers
  • Dental Bleaching

Hospital Star Medica is another hospital of repute. Located in Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, Hospital Star Medica is part of a private hospital group, which has a total of 8 immensely well-equipped hospitals under its wing. Just 20 minutes from El Paso, the hospital is renowned amongst medical tourists from the south west states of USA.

The hospital is in an upscale area, just 200 meters from where the US Embassy is located. The hospital is all inclusive and self-contained for the patient & an accompanying guest. The medical cost saving of 20~80% of what it would cost in the USA can be realized here. The hospital requires all doctors practicing there to be board certified. Current procedures offered are bariatrics, orthopedics & dental.

Hospital Star Medica in Juarez is located about 20 minutes from the El Paso, TX airport & is within driving distance for a large part of the United States. The hospital is a medical tourism boon for residents in south west part of the United States who are looking for affordable medical care overseas in bordering Mexico.

To Conclude

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Mexico is one the best places for dental tourism near America and Canada. Though people from all over the world visit the country to get the best dental care at lowest prices. Best brands are available at almost every dental clinic. However, you should avoid prepaying for your dental work in full.

It is not a good idea to prepay for your dental work before you travel to Mexico for the dental vacation. Some Mexican dentist asks for the 100% upfront amount before providing any service.

Don’t convert your dollars in pesos, Mexican dental clinics prefer dollars. Never carry a lot of cash with you, although the destinations I mentioned above are safe. But still, carrying too much cash isn’t a good idea. Some clinics prefer cash but most of them accept cards as well.

You would want a written treatment plan with the teeth numbers. Review exactly what kind of treatment is prescribed for each teeth number.

Pre and post X-rays are very important, you must request both. Post X-rays are very important, you can ask for a re-treatment if you aren’t satisfied with the job done on your teeth.

You can have a great dental vacation if you follow these pieces of advice but hey, don’t party too much. If you do, I’d not blame you. Imagine your amazing trip to a nice resort overlooking white-sand beaches and blue-green waters of Cancun. Part of your hotel deal are all-inclusive food and yes, FREE drinks. But take it easy. Don’t go binge drinking.

Enjoy your dental vacation in Mexico and don’t forget to have a margarita on the beach, as they are awesome.

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